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Stephanie Smith, Ph.D. and Bruce Acord - Industry Director

Stephanie Smith, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Virginia Tech's Department of Communication and a public relations professional. She is a writer at heart and loves helping to help share the stories of organizations. With over a decade of professional experience paired with her academic background, Stephanie aims to bridge the gap between the practice and study of organizational communication. Bruce Acord is an Industry Director at Mar-Bal. He is responsible for the sales team in the Appliance, Automotive, and Heavy Truck markets for custom molding while increasing Mar-Bal’s specification position for BMC material compound with new markets and new customers. Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the composites and polymer industry providing project management leadership for innovation and replacing traditional engineering materials with thermoset composites.

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2018 Kitchen Trends

Often referred to as the “heart of the home” the kitchen is a gathering place, a place of nourishment and fulfillment, and often a design challenge. Although we have come a long way from avocado green appliances, linoleum, and brown everything, kitchens continue to evolve.

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